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December 2, 2021
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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

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Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by...

Candidates against the train

Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get...

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

Shovel ready project

Ready-to-go 100 per cent green community power at a solar farm will be over 30 per cent more efficient...

Experience counts

I have been advised by someone in the know that it is not wise to cast your vote for...

Stories about "emergency accommodation":

Byron Council staff lukewarm with homelessness solutions

Two ideas put forward by Byron Council to help locals at risk of homelessness have hit a fatal speed bump in the form of a Council staff report, suggesting they are unfeasible.

Housing crisis recognised 

Byron’s councillors have voted unanimously to explore a series of measures to address what they are now calling the Shire’s ‘housing emergency’.

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can,...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and writer. I wrote about this...